Six-Vehicle Crash Involving Semi-Trailer Truck Injures 14 on Northbound I-94 Near Gurnee


Photo from passenger passing the crash scene on northbound I-94 near Gurnee and Great America (PHOTO CREDIT: pending).

Gurnee firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 10:51 a.m. Friday to a six-vehicle crash involving a semi-trailer truck on northbound I-94 near the 9.5 mile marker (near Grand Avenue). Rescuers initially received a report of two people were trapped and one vehicle rolled over. Witnesses report heavy damage between a car and a semi-trailer truck in heavy traffic bound for Great America in Gurnee. The two right lanes of of the four lanes in the segment of I-94 were blocked.

The front end of the semi-trailer truck was reported pulled out of the truck. A total of fourteen victims were transported to multiple hospitals. Most of the patients were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center. Injury status on 13 victims included two in critical condition, three people in serious condition and nine people in good condition.

The crash involved three SUVs, two passenger cars and a semi-trailer truck.

A backup was reported shortly before the crash was reported, but it is unknown if a vehicle crashed into the backup, or if the backup was caused by the crash.

Firefighter/paramedics from Beach Park, Countryside, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Newport and Waukegan assisted Gurnee firefighter/paramedics at the scene. Fire chiefs from Grayslake, Newport, and Round Lake assisted with command at the scene.

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